October 22, 1925 – Gov. Alfred E. Smith to JSA

  • October 2, 1925 – Alfred E. Smith, Governor to JSA

Dear Mr. Apperson:

You may recall that last May I invited a number of our prominent citizens to meet me in New York with a view to formulating plans for informing the public on the Permanent Public Works Amendment to the Constitution to be voted on this Fall.

I was prevented from holding this conference because of temporary illness. Subsequently, there was undertaken the organization of a representative committee of citizens to support the proposed amendment. Your acceptance of membership on this committee will be greatly appreciated.

To make clear the purpose of this amendment, I am enclosing an excerpt from my last annual message and the recommended program prepared by the heads of State Department.

I am asking those who accept to meet me in the Executive Chamber at the Capitol on Thursday afternoon, October 8th, at 2 o’clock, at which time the recommended program will be presented for consideration. It is hoped that the committee will organize to carry on an effective campaign of public information.

Sincerely yours;

Alfred E. Smith